The Magical Powers of Diagonal Lines

Diagonal lines on a garment create a visually interesting and flattering effect on the body. They have a magical way of either straightening curves OR creating curves, which depending on your needs can balance out proportions. They are typically created by diagonal stripes or asymmetrical hemlines, and some garments incorporate both.

Fashion News Roundup: Week 26, 2015

The top lipstick shades across the world, an Audrey Hepburn exhibition in London, Alexander Wang bringing back his greatest hits, and …

Link Love: Wedding Guest Outfits

If you are looking for ideas on what to wear to the weddings you’ve been invited to this Summer, then these links might come in …

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The Pros and Cons of Online Shopping

Online shopping continues to gain momentum. Having potential wardrobe items shipped to your doorstep still kind of blows my mind …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 25, 2015

G-Star RAW makes eco-friendly pledge, Target recruits bloggers for its new swimwear campaign, Speedo signs an Olympic medallist, and …

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Link Love: Nail Art

Design Sponge is currently doing a three-part series on DIY nail art projects for those of us with shorter nails. Here are the first …

Second Base Camisoles For Hot Weather

I’ve suggested the Second Base camisole before, but it bears repeating. If you’re after a camisole that keeps you cool and …

A Third Piece That Completes the Outfit

The third piece is often the one that takes an outfit to the next level by making it look more finished, pulled together, fashionable …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 24, 2015

Swatch will start selling sunglasses, an eco-friendly clothing collection from Marks & Spencer, Nike becomes the official apparel …

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Link Love: The Era of Customization

A growing number of customers are looking for personalized shopping experiences at lower prices and a curated selection specifically …

Tried and Tested Comfortable Sandals

I recently asked our forum members to recommend their most comfortable Summer sandals. They were quick to oblige and as a …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 23, 2015

Kate Spade is returning to the fashion world, two new designer collaborations, and more news from the style trenches this week. To …

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Link Love: Summer Hats

Sporting a Summer hat is an easy way to make a style statement, and helps shield us from harmful UV rays. Bucket hats are having their …

Visibility of Member Photos in the Forum

Today we’re making another change that was inspired by responses to the YLF survey. For several years now it has been possible …

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A New Combination of Old Items

In the last outfit I posted — Boho Lite in Arizona — all the items are new. This is rare, because I usually mix newer …

May Recap: Bottoms & Footwear

In May we focused a lot on the lower half of an outfit, with several articles on bottoms, footwear and their combination. One must read …

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Fashion News Roundup: Week 22, 2015

A documentary about the cost of fast fashion, a new outlet store concept from Kohl’s, the winners of the LVMH Prize for young …

Link Love: Comfort Footwear

I enjoyed Alyson Walsh’s article on how to keep your feet looking great when you’re older because it not only gives tips on …

Results of the Recent YLF Survey

A big thank you to all of the 800+ people who took the YLF survey last week. It was a fantastic response, and over this last weekend we …

Rack Roundup: Breezy Pieces

Here’s a selection of well-priced items from the Nordstrom Rack that are fashionable and breezy for Summer. Although most of the …

Warm Versus Cold Weather Outfit Variety

It recently occurred to me that there is a lot more variety in my Spring and Summer style than there is in my Autumn and Winter style. …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 21, 2015

Nordstrom’s new shop by text programme, Lucky Magazine to become a quarterly, two new designer collaborations, and more style …

Link Love: Diversity in Fashion Today

During an CFDA panel earlier this month, a group of fashion insiders discussed their experiences with diversity in the fashion …

YLF Survey: Help Us to Understand Your Needs

The surveys we ran in the past gave us extremely useful information and informed some important decisions. With today’s survey …

Boho Lite in Arizona

Last month we visited friends in hot and dry Arizona, which is where these photographs were taken. This is one of the outfits I wore …

New: Add More Pictures to Your Finds

Another week and another frequently requested enhancement to Finds. You can now upload additional pictures to the Finds in your …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 20, 2015

Eileen Fisher’s sustainability plan, an H&M beauty collection, a popular fashion flick turns into a musical, and other …

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Link Love: Jewellery Aficionados

Three jewellery experts give advice on where to begin if you are thinking about starting a fine jewellery collection. After acquiring …

Prevent Maxi Skirt Uni-Leg with Front Side Slits

Casual maxi skirts that are flat and straight in front, like the Stem Maxi skirt on the right, look a little off to my eye. I …

Brand Spotlight: Matt & Nat

Matt & Nat handbags are made of vegan leather. Truly, the Matt & Nat imitation leather bag is a cut above the rest, which is …

New: Create Your Own Custom Finds

Until now there have been two ways to collect Finds. The easiest is to click the little heart icon on the top right of a Find card. The …

Outfit Formula: Fashionable Business Casual

Many of my clients have moved on from wearing classic bootcut trousers with a tucked blouse and blazer for business casual. …

Fab Find: Dressy Knitted Dress

A dressy knitted dress is a rare find and the Shirred Faux Wrap Dress from Banana Republic has been a HIT with my clients. There are …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 19, 2015

Macy’s is dipping its toes into the outlet market, Nordstrom is testing a curbside pickup service, a Frida Kahlo exhibition, and …

Link Love: The Met Gala 2015

Monday night’s Met Gala with its China: Through the Looking Glass theme was the talk of the town on style sites this week. …

Brand Spotlight: Sole Society Footwear

Sole Society makes fashionable, colourful, comfortable and relatively affordable footwear. Styles cost between $59.95 to $79.95 full …

Top Picks From the Nordstrom Sale Section

Here’s a roundup of Spring and Summer sale items that are on sale at Nordstrom right now. Items are both dressy and casual, and …

Team Orange or Team Purple

Research published by KISSMetrics found that orange was the least favourite colour amongst women, and that purple and blue were …

White ‘70s Flares for Mum

May is sentimental for me because it’s the month my Mum passed away. Her style was classic and very ladylike, and denim …

My Evolving Summer Footwear Capsule

I was recently shopping with a client for Summer footwear and we decided that she shouldn’t purchase more than two new pairs of …

Swimsuits: One-Piece or Two

My perspective hasn’t changed in the four years since I wrote “When to Stop Wearing a Bikini“: As long as you feel …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 18, 2015

A short documentary about Martin Margiela, Style.com to become an e-commerce site, Eva Chen stepping down at Lucky Magazine, and other …